A French Approach to Beekeeping
The French famously have the month of August off as holiday - Les Grandes Vacances. As an English office worker I scowl enviously across the Channel.
But in the apiary I am taking the French approach and leaving the colonies undisturbed for the month.
As much as I can, anyway. There are a few things I didn't get round to in July. But in general there is no need to open beehives in August. The bees can be let be. Now, where's my deckchair?